Summary: H.R.4765 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4765. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/29/2014)

Fit for LIFE Act of 2014 - Requires the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to make grants to create or expand the offering of an innovative food distribution project that:

  • serves a low-income area or one that is a food desert (an area without ready access to fresh, healthful, and affordable food) or food swamp (an area with an abundance of less healthful food options);
  • is not supermarket-based;
  • provides free or low-cost delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables;
  • provides for the acquisition of produce trucks to distribute food without service or delivery charges; or
  • provides for the establishment of a community food market at which fresh fruits and vegetables are sold at a low cost.

Amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to: (1) expand the availability of free fruits and vegetables in elementary and secondary schools, child care centers, and family child care homes; (2) expand summer food service programs for children; and (3) establish a program providing nutritious food to at-risk school children on weekends and during extended school holidays during the school year.

Directs the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to study physical activity by juveniles in juvenile justice facilities and the nutritional quality of meals and snacks served in the facilities.

Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a grant program to enable local and tribal governments to conduct food security assessments.

Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of HHS to establish programs to reduce and prevent obesity in children.

Requires the Secretaries of Education and HHS to award grants for health and fitness programs in secondary schools in low-income communities.

Requires the Secretary of HHS to award grants to states for a community navigator program.

Expands coverage of obesity treatment and prevention programs and services in federal programs.

Establishes the National Commission on Child Obesity.

Sets forth grant programs to increase physical activity in low-income communities and schools and prevent childhood obesity, including through the upgrading of educational facilities and child care centers and community use of elementary and secondary school buildings.